Offshore Construction News in Japan

Huisman Awarded Japan's First Monopile Gripper Order from TOA Corporation and Obayashi
11/15/2022 - Huisman has been awarded a contract by TOA Corporation and Obayashi in Japan for the delivery of a state-of-the-art Monopile Gripper. The gripper allows TOA and Obayashi to upend and install monopiles...
First LPG Dual-Fuel VLGC for Astomos Named “Lupinus Planet”
9/6/2022 - On September 2, a naming ceremony was held at Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new VLGC (very large gas carrier) that NYK will charter to Astomos Energy Corporation, the world's p...
MOL Signs Deal to Build 2nd Bulk Carrier Equipped with 'Wind Challenger' Hard Sail System
8/10/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced its intent to equip a second bulk carrier with the "Wind Challenger" (Note 1) hard sail system, which harnesses the power of wind to propel the vessel. MOL Gr...
Construction of Electric Tugboat Powered by Battery
7/22/2022 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that our group company, SEAGATE CORPORATION CO., LTD.(SGC), will build new electric tugboat powered by battery. The new Tugboat is equippe...
Test Installation of New Microplastic Collection Device
7/5/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Miura Co., Ltd. announced the development of new centrifugal-type microplastic (MP) collection device, which can continuously collect MPs while a vessel is underway...
ClassNK Releases Comprehensively Revised Structural Rules
7/1/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK released a comprehensively revised version of Part C of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships setting the requirements for hull s...
Naming Ceremony for ENERGIA AZALEA Held
6/9/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that a naming ceremony was held today for the next-generation coal carrier ENERGIA AZALEA, which will serve Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc., at Namura Shipbu...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to Build LNG Bunkering Vessel
3/29/2022 - ? Construction of an LNG bunkering vessel to supply LNG fuel to ships will support the LNG conversion of marine vessels, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
? Ship to be equipped with a ...
Mitsubishi Launches Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Japan’s First LNG-fueled Ferry
3/3/2022 - ? LNG-fueled ferry construction makes use of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s accumulated technologies in liquefied-gas-fueled vessels
? Compared to the heavy oil used on current ferries, CO2 emissions ...
Completion of Concept Study of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit for Ammonia
2/3/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the completion of a concept study on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for ammonia fuel, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Lt...
NYK Begins Research on Battery-Hybrid System to Reduce GHG from Ships
12/2/2021 - NYK and NYK Group company MTI Co., Ltd. (“MTI”), together with the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) and Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. ("WinGD"), have started joint research for optimization of ship ...
Submarine Hakugei Launched
10/14/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. held a ceremony marking the launch of the submarine Hakugei at its Kobe Works' No.1 Building Berth at 12:50 PM, which is built for the Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD). ...
Mitsubishi Holds Christening & Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Large Ferry Built
10/8/2021 - - Interior design concept “sparkle of a bayside city” evokes modern waterfront.
- Hybrid-type propulsion system with azimuth assistance provides considerable energy efficiency and improved ship ...
Bulk Carrier BBG BAISE Delivered
9/28/2021 - Kwasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered the bulk carrier BBG BAISE, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8075, DACKS hull No. DE102), for SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. at the Dalian CO...
Seanergy Takes Delivery of its 17th Capesize, M/V Worldship
9/8/2021 - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced that it took delivery of the previously-announced Capesize vessel acquisition, the M/V Worldship (the “Vessel”). The Vessel is a 181,415 dwt Capesize bulk ca...
World's First CO2 Capture Plant on Vessel Installed on Coal Carrier “CORONA UTILITY”
8/5/2021 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has been conducting a joint project with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“Mitsubishi Shipbuilding”) and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (“Class NK”) to develop CO2 captur...
M.V. "JAL KALPATARU", 66,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered
7/21/2021 - MITSUI E&S SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. (MES-S) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "JAL KALPATARU (Hull No.1967) at its Tamano Shipyard on 21st July, 2021.

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K LINE Signs Voyage Charter with JFE Steel
7/20/2021 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has signed a long-term consecutive voyage charter with JFE Steel Corporation regarding the upcoming new built capesize bulk carrier (210,000 DWT) fueled by liqui...
Safe Bulkers Entered into Agreement for Acquisition of 3 Kamsarmax Vessels
7/20/2021 - Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced that in relation to its fleet renewal strategy, it has entered into agreements for the acquisition of...
NYK to Build Company’s First LNG-Fueled Capesize Bulk Carrier
7/20/2021 - NYK has concluded a long-term consecutive voyage charter (CVC) contract with JFE Steel Corporation for a new large bulk carrier that uses LNG (liquefied natural gas) as its main fuel. This vessel will...

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